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Groin Pain In Men Causes

| June 2, 2012

Groin pain in men can be described as a feeling of discomfort in the lower abdominal region where the muscles of the thighs, abdomen and pelvis meet. This is a very sensitive area and any strain or stress will result to groin pain, the pain could be mild or intense enough to hinder the person from performing simple task like bending. The degree of pain felt depends on the severity of the condition.

Causes Of Groin Pain in Men

Testicular Torsion

This occurs when there is a twist in the spermatic cord which causes a disruption of the blood supply to the testicle and surrounding areas like the scrotum due to a strenuous exercise or trauma on the scrotum.

Orchitis

This is the inflammation or swelling of the one or both testicles due to a bacterial or viral infections like epididymitis, STD’s like gonorrhea or chlamydia. This condition is common in men between the ages of 19 – 35 and is one of the common cause of groin pain.

Testicular Tumor

This is also know as leydig cell tumor, it occurs when there is a tumor of the testicles which develop from the cells responsible for releasing testosterone, the male hormone. These cells are the leydig cells and this condition usually occur in men between the ages of 20 – 60.

Kidney Stones

These are small solid mass of tiny crystals which are formed in the kidney or urethra when the urine contains excess of a particular substance and dehydrates the body.

Epididymitis

This is the inflammation of the tube the connects the testicle to the vas deferens, this tube is known as the epididymis. This usually occurs when there is an infection like bladder infection, gonorrhea, chlamydia, cystitis and so on. This is common among homosexuals.

Inguinal Hernia

This is the protrusion of a part of an organ, tissue or structure through the abdominal wall, which can narrow the space holding the spermatic cord. This protrusion can extend to the scrotum, there by causing pain in the groin region.

Enlarged Lymph Glands

This is the enlargement of one or more of the lymph nodes in the groin area due to bacterial or viral infections.

Direct Blow

A direct blow or physical trauma on the scrotum can cause groin pain, which may also show signs of swelling and bruising on the testicles depending on the severity of the condition.

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